Wanting to add a live Christmas Tree into your home or office this festive season but not sure how to look after it? We're talking all things live Christmas Trees (AKA Douglas Fir) with these tips for the only Christmas Tree you'll want to keep!

The Douglas Fir originates in the Western United States, growing from the coast to the Rocky Mountains. A beautiful Christmas Tree with thick, soft needles that are dark green to blue-green in colour it is widely regarded for its symmetrical shape and mild, citrus-like scent. The species also has great needle retention, and the branches are strong enough to support lots of decorations.

If taken care of and popped into the right conditions to grow, your live Christmas Tree will last you for years to come!

Tip 1 - Don't hold back on the decorations!

Your live Christmas tree has branches that are strong enough to support all of your Christmas Decorations - don't hold back, get decorating!

Little girl decorating Live Christmas Tree

Tip 2 - Water Moderately

Water your live Christmas Tree moderately, every 5-7 days allowing the top 3cm of soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often when your Christmas Tree is in brighter light and less often in lower light. If you are needing some help monitoring your watering, take the guess work out by using one of our Moisture Meters.

Tip 3 - Bright Light

Your live Christmas Tree will need to be placed in a bright room with some direct sunlight. Once the festive season is over, you can take your Douglas Fir outside and put onto a balcony or plant directly into your garden as they can tolerate sun. When inside in a nice bright room, remember to rotate your Christmas Tree weekly to ensure the light is reaching all of the tree.  

Live Christmas Tree in Pierre Terrazzo Pot White at The Good Plant Co

Tip 4 - Indoor Plant Food

Don't let your live Christmas Tree get hangry! Remember to give it some Indoor Plant Food when feeding your other Indoor Plants.

Tip 5 - Pop Outside when Christmas is over

The live Christmas Tree is an evergreen tree that will survive outside either potted or planted into your garden. They can tolerate sunlight and you will be able to enjoy their natural shape and frangrance all year round.

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